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  • AN UNSETTLED COUNTRY: Changing Landscapes of the American West. by Worster, Donald.
    Worster, Donald.
    AN UNSETTLED COUNTRY: Changing Landscapes of the American West.

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Four essays discussing the role of the natural environment in the making the US West, including one on John Wesley Powell and another on the warming of the West, and especially the Great Plains area. A Volume in the Calvin P. Horn Lectures in Western History and Culture. INSCRIBED on the half title page to the noted Oklahoma collector Larry Owens, and uncommon thus. Worster received the Bancroft Prize in American history in 1980. Notes, index. xii, 151 pp. ISBN: 0-826314813.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80094
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  • RIVERS OF EMPIRE: Water, Aridity and the Growth of the American West. by Worster, Donald.
    Worster, Donald.
    RIVERS OF EMPIRE: Water, Aridity and the Growth of the American West.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the development of the American West in terms of control of water by the wealthy and technological elites, from the railroad barons to the wealthy growers of the Central Valley. Wallace Stegner called this an "important book, sure to be furiously debated, is a history of the West in terms of its most essential resource, water....It examines how manipulation of water has combined with frontier myths, expectations, and illusions, some of them carefully cultivated by interested parties, to create the ambiguous modern West.." Worster received the Bancroft Prize in American history in 1980.Map, notes, index. x, 402 pp. ISBN: 0-39451680x.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings and pocket, but overall a tight and straight copy in a good dj (price-clipped, spine label)

    Book ID: 76730
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  • RIVERS OF EMPIRE: Water, Aridity and the Growth of the American West. by Worster, Donald.
    Worster, Donald.
    RIVERS OF EMPIRE: Water, Aridity and the Growth of the American West.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1985) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the development of the American West in terms of control of water by the wealthy and technological elites, from the railroad barons to the wealthy growers of the Central Valley. Wallace Stegner called this an "important book, sure to be furiously debated, is a history of the West in terms of its most essential resource, water....It examines how manipulation of water has combined with frontier myths, expectations, and illusions, some of them carefully cultivated by interested parties, to create the ambiguous modern West.." SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. Worster received the Bancroft Prize in American history in 1980.Map, notes, index. x, 402 pp. ISBN: 0-39451680x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (small check marks in the margins on a few pages).

    Book ID: 76502
    View cart More details Price: $40.00